1960 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE-DE VILLE-REFRESHED GARAGED SURVIVOR

Price: US $17,200.00 Item location: West Hills, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cadillac
  • Model: DeVille
  • SubModel: SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE
  • Type: CONVERTIBLE
  • Trim: SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE
  • Year: 1960
  • Mileage: 12,334
  • VIN: 60F017354
  • Color: RED
  • Engine size: 390 CU IN 4-BBL 325HP V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: HYDRA-MATIC TRANSMISSION
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: RED/WHITE
  • Options: Power Windows, 6-Way Power Seat, Signal-Seeking Radio, Windshield Washer, Tinted Windows, Heater, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1960 Cadillac DeVille SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE


JUST IN TIME FORSUMMERTIMETOP DOWNCRUISING!

IT’S NO SURPRISE THATTHE 1960 CADILLAC IS SO LOVED!!!! FROM ITS DAZZLING GRILLE TO ITS DRAMATICALLY SWEEPING REAR FINS, IT’S A CLASSIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ELEGANCE AND STYLING.

THE 1960 CADILLAC IS A MASTERPIECE OF AUTOMOTIVE SCULPTURE AND REPRESENTS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNS EVER BUILT!THIS ONE IS READY TO DRIVE & ENJOY!

THIS 1960 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLEHAS BEEN IN MY PERSONAL COLLECTION FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, AND IS BEING HOUSED IN MY CLIMATE CONTROLLED GARAGE.MOST OF THE CAR IS IN EXCELLENT “SURVIVOR” CONDITION, INCLUDING MOST OF THE INTERIOR.I AM SELLING THIS 1960 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE TO MAKE ROOM FOR SOME NEW TOYS.

THIS 1960 CADILLAC CAME FROM THE FACTORY EQUIPPED WITH THE 325 HP 4BBL ENGINE, DUAL EXHAUSTS, HYDRA-MATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER STEERING, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, POWER 6-WAY SEAT, EZEYE GLASS, BACK UP LIGHTS, SIGNAL SEEKING RADIO, POWERANTENNA, HEATER/DEFROSTER, DUAL SPEED WIPERS, WINDSHIELD WASHER,AND AUTOMATIC-RELEASE PARKING BRAKE.

EXTERIOR

THIS AMAZING 1960 CADILLAC IS A REAL BEAUTY IN ITS BRIGHT RED PAINT, BIG FINS, ABUNDANT CHROME AND WHITE WALL TIRES!THIS IS SUCH A PRETTY CAR! THE CHROME, STAINLESS TRIM, GRILLE, HEADLAMP SURROUNDS, GLASS, ETC ARE ALL IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.THIS CADI APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN REPAINTED ONCE IN BRIGHT RED THAT HAS A VERY GOOD SHINE. THE CHROME BUMPERS LOOK VERY GOOD!THE BLACK CONVERTIBLE TOP IS IN GOOD CONDITION.A BRAND NEW REAR WINDOW WAS JUST INSTALLED. THE TOP BOOT IS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION. THE DOOR WEATHERSTRIPPING WAS REPLACED BY A PREVIOUS OWNER. THE HEADLAMPS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED TO H4 LAMPS FOR BETTER VISIBILITY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT.

THIS IS A STRIKING EXAMPLE OF A BEAUTIFUL 1960 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE!

INTERIOR

WHEN YOU SIT DOWN INSIDE THIS CADI, IT’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN A TIME CAPSULE FROM 1960.

IT IS OBVIOUS FROM THE CONDITION OF THE INTERIOR CHROME AND TRIM THAT THIS CADI WAS GARAGED WHEN NOT BEING USED. SITTING IN THE CAR, THE DRIVER CAN EASILY SEE ALL FOUR CORNERS AND ENJOY AN UNOBSTRUCTED VIEW IN ALL DIRECTIONS WITH THE TOP DOWN.

THIS CADI HAS ITS ORIGINAL RADIO AND HEATER! THE INSTRUMENTS AND DOOR PANELS ARE ORIGINAL AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.A PREVIOUS OWNER INSTALLED A TAPE DECK THAT CAN EASILY BE REMOVED. THE CARPET HAS BEEN REPLACED AND LOOKS NEAR NEW!

ENGINE COMPARTMENT

THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS IN GOOD UNRESTORED CONDITION. A PREVIOUS OWNER REPAINTED THE ENGINE AND VALVE COVERS. EVERYTHING ELSE APPEARS TO BE WELL MAINTAINED ORIGINAL.PLEASE SEE PHOTOS.

TRUNK

THE TRUNK IS IN GOOD CONDITION, STILL CONTAINING ITS ORIGINAL COMPONENTS. IT EVEN STILL HAS ITS ORIGINAL FACTORY TRUNK MAT AND CARDBOARD SURROUNDS. THE SPARE TIRE AND ORIGINAL JACK ARE THERE! THE TRUNK WEATHER STRIPPING WAS REPLACED.

MECHANICALS

THIS 1960 CADILLAC IS POWERED BYITS ORIGINAL 325 HP V-8 ENGINE WITH 4-BBL CARBURETOR, DUAL EXHAUST AND HYDRA-MATIC TRANSMISSION. THE BRAKE HORSE POWER WAS RATED AT 325 @ 4,800 RPM, SO THIS CADI HAS PLENTY OF POWER.

I JUST HAD NEW MUFFLERS, EXHAUST PIPES FROM THE MUFFLERS BACK AND TAIL PIPES INSTALLED. THE TOP MOTOR & PUMP OPERATE PROPERLY WITH NO SIGNS OF LEAKING. THIS CADI HAS BEEN DRIVEN VERY LITTLE DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

VIN & TRIM TAG CODES:

VIN# 60F017354

60=1960

F=Series 62 Convertible

017354=Unit #

Vehicle Data Plate

STYLE 60-6267=1960 Series 62 Convertible

BODY FW 1432=#1432 of 14,000 Convertibles Built

TRIM 28=White & Red Leather Interior

Paint 12=Olympic White

TOP 1=Ivory Top

ACC. EHY=EZEye Glass, Heater and 6-Way Power Seat

THE 1960 CADILLAC

The 1960 model year was an impressive beginning to a new decade. During the Sixties, Cadillac styling became more graceful and restrained as Bill Mitchell gradually unified the design. Few new engineering advances were introduced, but orderly design development and a conservative styling approach set Cadillac apart from other luxury makes and maintained its reputation as "The Standard of the World." To the American public, Cadillac remained a symbol of prestige, success, and good taste.

The 1960 Cadillac began the evolutionary process of toning down the excesses of 1959. Although it continued the jet plane styling theme of the '59, its fins were clipped (but still prominent) and Ed Taylor redesigned the taillights into a thin strip of red plastic neatly blended into the end of the fin. Supplementing that was a second taillight in each "exhaust port," now a vertical oval that still housed the backup light as well. The simplified grille lost its horizontal divider bar and the front bumper was also simpler and less bulky. New, too, was the instrument panel. All in all, the 1960 Cadillac had a more formal, yet youthful, look.

The Cadillac Series Sixty-Two convertible was priced at $5455.This was a very expensive automobile in its day. The Series Sixty-Two models were distinguished by a narrow full-length chrome rub strip that ran from behind the front wheel to the rear bumper.

The 390 cubic inch V-8 had a cast iron block, overhead valves, five main bearings, hydraulic valve lifters, and aRochesterfour-barrel carburetor.The bore and stroke were 4.00 x 3.875inches, the compression ratio was 10.5:1, and the brake horsepower was 325 @ 4800 rpm.

Cadillac's 1960 bold sweeping lines stood out as a modern masterpiece of automotive sculpture. Every luxury and convenience coddled both driver and passengers; with comfort enough for even the longest journey. Here was a car designed for comfort, but one that offered a pleasant surprise when a quick response was needed -- 0-60 mph in just 10.3 seconds. According to contemporary road tests, gas economy ratings for 1960 Cadillac’s were approximately 14 miles per gallon at a steady 60 miles per hour.Cadillac engineering and design had come together in creating a sumptuous machine.

The 1960 Cadillac was designed during a period of great change within GM.Harley Earl was heavily involved with the 1959's, but Bill Mitchell took over after Earl's retirement and was mainly responsible for the 1960 models.Under Mitchell, a new freshness permeated the air -- a freshness and youthfulness that was to become the hallmark of most cars developed under his regime.Earl, Mitchell, Hols, Glowacke, and Scheelk designed a car whose time isnow. It is seen everywhere these days: TV, movies, and even in commercials for new Cadillac’s!People can't get enough of the 1960 Cadillac's beauty, and prices are escalating accordingly. It is such a welcome relief to see one parked among the little boxes-on-wheels of today. Ah, the genius of it all.

Car Lifemagazine selected the 1960 Cadillac as its "Best buy in the luxury field."

The dealer Data Book for 1960 says thatCadillac cannot be fully appreciated without experiencing the surpassing comfort of its ride, the remarkable ease and safety of its steering and braking and the exceeding flexibility and sureness of its response to the driver's every demand.

THIS 1960 CADILLAC IS READY FOR ITS NEW OWNER TO DRIVE AND ENJOY!

WHEN YOU DRIVE THIS 1960 CADILLAC, OTHER MOTORISTS WILL BE IN AWE OF THIS ICONIC 1960’S AMERICAN JET-AGE STYLING. YOU’LL BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF MANY SMILES, THUMBS-UP AND COMMENTS FROM ITS ADMIRERS!

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN ICONIC 1960 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE THAT WILL GIVE YOU DRIVING ENJOYMENT AND IMMENSE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.

READY TO DRIVE & ENJOY!

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Vehicle Condition:

TO SAY THIS 1960 CADILLAC IS VERY ATTRACTIVE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CONVERTIBLE THAT RUNS AND DRIVES WELL!

This is not a professionally restored $100,000 1960 Cadillac convertible. It is a “SURVIVOR” Cadillac that has been refreshed by previous owners and is a very nice cruiser. However, this Cadillac is 57 years old, so some signs of age are to be expected! While it is not a fully restored car, it is strikingly beautiful.Most everything appears to be in either very good to excellent unrestored original “SURVIVOR” condition or refreshed. However, there are some things that need to be mentioned as there are minor imperfections here and there.

The exterior was repainted, the seats reupholstered and the carpet replaced by a previous owner. I just had a new rear window installed. When I purchased this Cadi five years ago, I was told that the transmission was rebuilt. I did not receive a receipts for this, so I can’t guarantee it was done, but it looks fresh from the outside. Although I have put very few miles on this Cadi since I acquired it, it seems to run and drive very well, but it does leak fluids when in the garage.The choke cup and spring are not on the carburetor, but the engine starts right up without stalling. I let it idle for one minute before driving. This Cadi appears to have been repainted only once in Bright Red.There are a few very minor not obvious indentations to the body. The exterior chrome is in good condition, and there are only a few very minor bumper scratches. The trunk chrome strip has some pitting. A previous owner sealed some trim edges with clear silicone. The door and rear ¼ panel side spears are not correct for this model. The 1/4 panel spears are in fair condition. There is a wiper scuff on each side of the windshield, but they are just on the surface and I believe they can be polished out. The headlights have been upgraded to H4’s for better lighting when driving at night. The side windows appear to be original as they bear the correct makings, however the windshield may have been replaced. The chrome surrounds for the side windows are excellent, except for the one single vertical piece on the right rear window that has pitting. The exterior of the black convertible top is in very good condition with good black color and a brand new rear window was just installed.The interior of the top shows some age.

The interior is in very good condition.The upholstery is white with red soft cloth inserts that make them very comfortable to sit on, especially on a very hot or cold day. The original clock, wipers, windshield washer, instrument lights, original radio, and tape deck are not working, not surprising for a car this age.I have made no attempt to repair these. The 6-way power seat works, but the seat does not move forward or backwards.I have made no attempt to repair this as I am 5’10” and the seat placement is perfect for me, but I suspect this is a very simple repair, perhaps just the switch. The instruments and door panels look very nice. There are two cracks in the factory original padded dash near the windshield, and a small amount of distortion.All power windows operate from the driver’s control switches (the switch for the passenger side rear window needs to be pushed hard), however the rear window switches do not operate. Here again this may be something very simple such as the switch contacts or a wire. I have not attempted to repair because this was not important to me. To me, a convertible should be driven with the top and windows down. The carpet was replaced and is in excellent condition.

Inspection reveals some small rust areas to thinner sheet metal, mostly under the rear portion of the car, but nothing that compromises this Cadi's integrity. The bottoms of the body area behind the rear wheels shows signs of repair. There is no rust at all to the floor pans. New mufflers, exhaust pipes from the mufflers back and the tail pipes have just been installed. OVERALL, this is a very pretty Cadillac that will give its new owner driving enjoyment and pride of ownership.

Please note that the California license plate shown in the photos is not included with the vehicle.

The odometer reading above is not believed to reflect this Cadi’s actual total miles.

This Cadillac is absolutely beautiful. It would not take much to bring this Cadillac up to the next level!

This Cadillac will turn heads and gets thumbs up virtually everywhere it goes!

Terms ofSale:

BIDS ARE BINDING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK THEM PRIOR TO BIDDING.

A 25% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE IN THE FORM OF CASHIERS CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN7 DAYS OF THE CLOSE OF BIDDING.

THE VEHICLE IS GARAGED INWEST HILLS,CA, ABOUT 20 MILES OUTSIDE OF LOS ANGELES,AND THE SELLER WILL GLADLY MAKE THE VEHICLE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. SELLER IS WILLING TO ASSIST WINNING BIDDER IN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DELIVERY. HOWEVER, ALL COSTS FOR TRANSPORT & DELIVERY ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE SHIPPER BY THE WINNING BIDDER.

I AM EXPERIENCED IN VINTAGE CAR SALES AND WILL ASSIST WITH ALL ASPECTS OF THESALEOF THIS VEHICLE TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND TROUBLE FREE TRANSACTION. EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ACCURATELY DESCRIBE THIS VEHICLE AND DISCLOSE ANY KNOWN DEFECTS. AS WITH MOST PRIVATE PARTY SALES, THIS VEHICLE IS SOLD “AS-IS”. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER TO HAVE INSPECTED OR TO HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE INSPECTED BY A THIRD PARTY, TO HAVE SATISFIED HIMSELF/HERSELF AS TO THE CONDITION AND VALUE, AND TO BID BASED SOLELY UPON THAT JUDGMENT. I ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY UNINTENTIONAL MISSTATEMENTS OR REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED.

Seller reserves the right to end this auction early due to prior sale, and to reject bids from anyone with Zero or Negative feedback. If you do not have a good positive feedback rating, please contact me by telephone or the email listed below to discuss your intentions and ability to pay for the car if you are the winning bidder.

THIS VEHICLE IS LOCATED INWEST HILLS,CALIFORNIA, ABOUT 20 MILES FROM LOS ANGELES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS VEHICLE,

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